maintenance chemotherapy

maintenance chemotherapy

The administration of a chemotherapeutic regimen on an ongoing basis after managing a cancer in a traditional manner (e.g., with surgery, radiation or conventional chemotherapy).
 
Adverse effects
Neutropaenia, pancytopaenia, nausea, vomiting, myelodysplastic syndrome, peripheral neuropathy. In the long term, secondary malignancies.

maintenance chemotherapy

Oncology The administration of a chemotherapeutic regimen on an ongoing basis after managing the CA in a traditional manner–eg, with surgery, RT, or conventional chemotherapy Adverse effects Neutropenia, pancytopenia, N&V, myelodysplastic syndrome,  peripheral neuropathy. Cf Adjuvant chemotherapy, Consolidation chemotherapy, Induction chemotherapy, Intensification chemotherapy, Salvage chemotherapy. Cf Adjuvant chemotherapy.
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He then had maintenance chemotherapy for 18 months - but in April 2013 Louise and teacher husband Scott, 40, were told the cancer had spread into his central nervous system.
Following a series of tests, doctors recommended that Brenz undergo maintenance chemotherapy sessions.
She then continued on so-called maintenance chemotherapy for a further year and began to rebuild her life.
Freya, now a pupil at St Augustine's Catholic Primary School, began 11 months of intensive chemotherapy followed by 18 months of maintenance chemotherapy.
She will continue to get maintenance chemotherapy until January 2018 but is clear of cancer right now.
After six weeks of chemotherapy and treatment, Jordan, who is now studying music, was told the cancer was in remission, and since then he has had four and a half years of maintenance chemotherapy and returns to UHW every three months for check-ups.
Conclusions: This study confirmed that auto-HSCT combined with posttransplantation maintenance chemotherapy could be an option for adult ALL patients and pretransplantation MRD may play a significant role in the direction of therapy for adult ALL patients.
The patient had a lymph node recurrence after 3 months, treated with surgical excision, followed by induction and then 6-month maintenance chemotherapy and was disease free at the 30-month follow-up.
Unger had an ongoing battle with gallbladder cancer and was on maintenance chemotherapy.
Further induction, consolidation, and maintenance chemotherapy is needed to sustain remissions.

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